From engineering and the sciences to the arts, Kara Chomistek flaunts her unique creative perspective in the various projects she's involved in.
As president and co-founder of PARK, a non-profit organization for emerging fashion designers and artists, Chomistek stays on top of trends and collaborates with great creative partners. Since 2008, she has worked with the organization to assist and mentor 300 students, emerging artists, fashion designers and small creative business owners. With her partner Jessie Li, she has produced over 35 fashion shows and 80 campaigns working closely with leading industry photographers, models and stylists.
Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a Biomedical Specialization from the University of Calgary, Chomistek is able to apply her biomechanical background, technical experience and disciplined appreciation for form and innovation to both her production and design.
Their latest PARK event, PARKSHOW Mode 30 takes place on Friday, May 26th and an exciting industrial location on the cusp of Inglewood. This year's PARKSHOW will also boast a three-day fashion market, running from the Friday to Sunday.
It's not a complete coincidence that the show is happening in Inglewood. Chomistek loves spending most of her time in the neighbourhood. Here's where the Canadian fashion advocate and styling expert enjoys eating and drinking around one of the city's most historic and charming areas.
Truckstop Diner is definitely a place of nostalgia, visiting with my grandpa that worked on diesel engines and my dad. I was recently introduced to their all-day breakfast by a good friend of mine. We frequently have late night meetings and early morning breakfasts before photoshoots here. The experience here is like going back in time to enjoy a classic breakfast, piece of thick, white bread French toast or overindulging with a piece of one of their many pies made in-house!
The Nash is a perfect place for meetings and a quick bite. The beautiful interior and impeccable service make this stop perfect for a busy girl on the go. My favourite lunch menu item is their kale salad with a secret addition of rotisserie chicken. It is some of the best chicken I’ve tasted!
The times I’ve eaten at Rouge have left me feeling filled to the brim and perfectly content! I think they’re one of the best to execute farm-to-table in a perfect, classic setting. If you’re lucky enough to get a table outside in the summer, the experience is enhanced by a beautiful patio setting with a view of their garden and the vegtables that you’re eating!
A post shared by Deane House (@deanehouseyyc) on I recently participated in a dinner series with The Deane House this restaurant and absolutely fell in love with their new look, menu and cousine. They are a close second for me for dinner but the complex flavors and layers to their cocktails made them my #1 choice for cocktails! The newly renovated restaurant is now open late on weekends so I’m looking forward to enjoying a cocktail here after PARKSHOW!
I recently participated in a dinner series with Deane House, and I absolutely fell in love with their new look, menu and cuisine. They are a close second for me for dinner but the complex flavors and layers to their cocktails made them my no.1 choice for cocktails! The newly renovated restaurant is now open late on weekends, so I’m looking forward to enjoying a cocktail here after PARKSHOW!